Chanukah Words

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  1. antiquity
    the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
  2. army
    a permanent organization of a nation's military land forces
  3. assimilation
    the process of absorbing one cultural group into another
  4. auspicious
    auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
  5. branched
    resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
  6. burned
    destroyed or badly damaged by fire
  7. candelabrum
    branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
  8. captivity
    the state of being imprisoned
  9. celebrate
    have a festivity
  10. Chanukah
    (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
  11. commemorate
    call to remembrance
  12. consecrate
    give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  13. darkness
    absence of light or illumination
  14. decapitation
    execution by cutting off the victim's head
  15. decreed
    fixed or established especially by order or command
  16. dedication
    complete and wholehearted fidelity
  17. deep-fried
    cooked by frying in fat
  18. defeat
    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
  19. deliver
    bring to a destination
  20. desecration
    blasphemous behavior
  21. disavow
    refuse to acknowledge
  22. diversion
    a turning aside
  23. doughnut
    a toroidal shape
  24. downfall
    a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
  25. eight
    the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
  26. enslavement
    the act of making slaves of your captives
  27. escape
    run away from confinement
  28. evening
    the latter part of the day
  29. faithful
    loyal and reliable
  30. festival
    an organized series of acts and performances
  31. Festival of Lights
    (Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
  32. flame
    combustion of materials producing heat and light and smoke
  33. forcefully
    with full force
  34. fortified
    having something added to increase the strength
  35. freedom
    the condition of being free
  36. fried
    cooked by frying in fat
  37. gelt
    informal terms for money
  38. gift
    something acquired without compensation
  39. giving
    the act of giving
  40. Greek
    of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language
  41. Hebrew
    of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews
  42. holy
    belonging to or associated with a divine power
  43. illumination
    the luminous flux incident on a unit area
  44. include
    have as a part, be made up out of
  45. inscribed
    written on or in a surface
  46. intervene
    be placed or located between other things
  47. Jerusalem
    capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel
  48. joyfully
    in a joyous and gleeful manner
  49. kindle
    catch fire
  50. land
    the solid part of the earth's surface
  51. latke
    made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
  52. liberate
    grant freedom to; free from confinement
  53. light
    electromagnetic radiation that can produce visual sensation
  54. menorah
    a candelabrum with nine branches
  55. mighty
    having or showing great strength or force or intensity
  56. miracle
    a marvelous event brought about by a divine being
  57. miraculous
    peculiarly fortunate, as if by divine intervention
  58. monotheism
    belief in a single God
  59. night
    the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  60. oil lamp
    a lamp that burns oil (as kerosine) for light
  61. olive oil
    oil from olives
  62. persecution
    causing someone to suffer
  63. playing
    the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
  64. potato pancake
    made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
  65. praise
    an expression of approval and commendation
  66. preservation
    the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
  67. publicize
    make known to people as a whole
  68. purify
    remove impurities from, increase the concentration of
  69. rebuild
    build again
  70. recapture
    the act of taking something back
  71. recite
    repeat aloud from memory
  72. reclaim
    reassert one's right or title to
  73. recover
    regain or make up for
  74. rededicate
    dedicate anew
  75. redemption
    the act of purchasing back something previously sold
  76. Restoration
    the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660
  77. righteous
    morally justified
  78. ritual
    the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
  79. ruled
    subject to a ruling authority
  80. sacrifice
    the act of killing in order to propitiate a deity
  81. spinning top
    a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
  82. spirituality
    concern with matters of the soul
  83. supply
    circulate or distribute or equip with
  84. symbolic
    relating to or using arbitrary signs
  85. Syrian
    a native or inhabitant of Syria
  86. temple
    place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
  87. thanksgiving
    a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  88. triumph
    a successful ending of a struggle or contest
  89. victorious
    having won
  90. violation
    an act that disregards an agreement or a right
  91. war
    the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
  92. wicked
    having committed unrighteous acts